Position:    Community Support Specialist 
Employment Type:    Full Time
Fairfax County, VA
$46,420 per annum

You Will: 

  • Gain valuable experience with Pathway Homes’ proven recovery-based, Housing First, model for supporting individuals with mental health and substance use disorders in achieving their goals.
  • Have a Monday-Friday schedule that is convenient and flexible. No weekends or holidays.
  • Work within a supportive environment meeting regularly with your supervisor and teammates.
  • Be entitled to excellent benefits.

What You Will Be Doing:

You will learn our successful model for recovery by:

  • Engaging in ongoing clinical assessments, and adapting services and interventions accordingly.
  • Partnering with individuals served to develop individual service plans.
  • Providing individual and group counseling, using Pathway Homes’ methods and techniques.
  • Providing mental health skill building services.
  • Assisting individuals with independent living, sobriety, psychiatric stability, housing stability and engagement in the community.
  • Spending most of your time in face to face interactions with clients, so you build meaningful relationships.
  • Supporting individuals’ ability to remain in housing by assisting them with adhering to lease terms, developing housekeeping skills, and developing positive relationships with neighbors and the community.
  • Ensuring compliance with fire and safety standards and establishing collaborative relationships with landlords and homeowner associations.
  • Learning what area resources are available and how to refer individuals to those community services and resources.
  • Maintaining clinical records in accordance with DBHDS, DSS, DMAS, CARF and Pathway Homes’ standards.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (Adult) Certification from the VA Board of Health Professions.
  • Professional experience working with individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders or experiencing homelessness, and service planning.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field
  • Substance use/addiction certification
  • Bilingual


  • Compensation is $46,420 per annum
  • Friendly, supportive workplace!
  • Benefits listed below.
  • Be part of an organization that is making a real difference in the community.
  • Learn to support residents living with mental illnesses.

Full time employees at Pathway Homes are offered many fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Health insurance with a Nonstop Wellness Card that offers no copays or deductibles for in-network services and providers
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and Long-term disability insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Flexible spending account for health savings and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employees begin accruing sick and vacation leave on their first day
  • 10 ½ holidays recognized annually plus two floating vacation days

Pathway Homes 

Pathway Homes is dedicated to the ongoing efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our community. We are a nonprofit, community-based organization providing non-time-limited housing and supportive services to adults with severe mental illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse or intellectual disabilities. Our housing programs incorporate a continuum-of-care approach that meet each individual’s needs, where they are, at their unique point on their road to recovery. Case management services focus on helping individuals attain and strengthen the skills needed to manage their mental and physical health, maintain their home, enhance personal relationships, develop healthy life habits, and promote the achievement of personal goals.

Pathway Homes has been named to Nonprofit Times’ list of “Best Nonprofits to Work For” six years in a row!

Full time employees at Pathway Homes are offered many fantastic benefits, such as:


If you have a positive attitude, pride in your work, and a passion for helping others, you may be interested in joining our team.


How to Apply: 

Preferred:  Email your resume (or summary of qualifications) and a cover letter to: Resume Roster.

Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.

OR, you may mail to:
Pathway Homes, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pathway Homes is an equal opportunity employer.

At Pathway Homes, we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their knowledge, skills, experience, and achievements without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.